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How can I cost my research?

Studies

Generally, for Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs), device and interventional clinical research studies, there will be some costs associated with running the study. The cost of commercial trials are often calculated using the Standard Industry Costing Template. When costing for a study there are a number of things to consider:

For example:

  • the interventions
  • time taken for each intervention and the frequency of visits
  • number of participants
  • type of resource required (nurses, doctors, research assistants)
  • requirement for scans, data entry, CRF completion and trail coordination
  • Use of the Clinical Research Facility
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) monitoring
  • pharmacy and R&D set up costs
  • code breaking services
  • travel costs (staff and participants) and participant refreshments
  • archiving costs
  • CTA application fee

Grants

The allowable costs for inclusion in a grant application are usually governed by guidance issued by the relevant funding organisations. When costing for a grant application there are a number of things to consider:

For example:

  • Staff required
  • Duration of study
  • number of participants
  • type of resource required (nurses, doctors, research assistants)
  • statistical services, data base, health economist, randomisation
  • Use of the Clinical Research Facility
  • travel costs (staff and participants) and participant refreshments
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) monitoring

 

AcoRD

Attributing the costs of health and social care Research & Development (AcoRD)

When costing for a study or grant application consideration should be given to the split between research costs, service support costs, treatment and excess treatment costs as outlined the following AcoRD guidance.

Help

For all studies and grant applications you should contact the Head of Research and Development Finance or the Research and Development Finance manager as early as possible. The costing review process can occur alongside the sponsor review for any study.

Apply for a grant

Download this form, complete and return to the  Research and Development Finance manager to apply for a grant.

 

Grant Proposal Registration Form (.doc

 

Last updated: 14 August, 2017

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